Archives for April 2012

Middle School registration opens for Brine National All-Star Lacrosse Academy and National Lacrosse Classic

LaxGearZone.com, Posted 4/26/12

Registration has opened for the All-Star Lacrosse Academy and National Lacrosse Classic.

The details
For Boys now in grades 6-8
http://www.nationallacrosseclassic.com/middle_school_boys

For Girls now in grades 6-8
http://www.nationallacrosseclassic.com/middle_school_girls

There’s no other competition like this that…

Is so affordable.
Gives every player an equal opportunity to qualify for their regional team.
Creates a supportive environment for players to benchmark their skills against other players in the region and the nation.
Gives players the opportunity to sharpen their skills by working one-on-one with NCAA coaches from some of the nation’s top universities.
Teaches skills for excelling as a lacrosse player physically, mentally and academically.
And so much more.

For more information, visit the site at http://www.nationallacrosseclassic.com/home

Gear News: Evanfest (Pa.) lacrosse festival selling t-shirts to raise money for families with children that have life-threatening illnesses

By Chris Goldberg
LaxGearZone.com, Posted 4/4/12

The 6th annual Evanfest lacrosse festival April 14 at Malvern Prep (Pa.) will feature a hot new t-shirt, its largest field and a most impressive high school game to cap off a special day of celebration and remembrance.

This year a record 40 youth boys’ lacrosse teams from the region will compete in 6th, 7th and 8th grade divisions. Each team will play twice on six fields, and the event will conclude at approximately 4 p.m. when Malvern Prep hosts Long Island power St. Anthony’s.

The Evanfest t-shirt is a steal for $10; proceeds go to the foundation that has raised $500,000 for families with children that have a life-threatening illness

Evanfest honors the legacy of Evan Brady, a Malvern Prep grad who passed away Sept. 21, 2005, after a lengthy battle with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer). The event has raised over $500,000 and helped 125 families that have a child with a life-threatening illness.

Bill Brady, Evan’s father and the creator of the event, said the number of teams rose from its usual 24 or 26 because Malvern finished building its sixth field. The highlight of the day will be the high school matchup between the Friars of St. Anthony’s (2-0), ranked No. 1 by ESPNHS in its POWERADE FAB 50, and the Friars of Malvern (2-3, ranked No. 36).

Evanfest, which begins at 8 a.m. is run by an all-volunteer staff and all money donated goes directly to families in need. There is no admission to the event, but all donations are accepted and there will be plenty of Evanfest gear and food and drinks at the concessions.

The tradition of closing with a high school game began two years ago when Malvern played St. Joseph’s Prep on Evanfest. Current Malvern coach Dave Metzbower is friends with St. Anthony’s coaches and the game was added recently when both teams looked to fill their schedules.

“I think it’s awesome,” Bill Brady said. “Our area of lacrosse has grown so much that teams of the caliber of St. Anthony’s want to come here and play our same high caliber teams.”

This year Evanfest is again selling a special t-shirt. The maroon polyester, made by A4, sells for just $10 still and features a lax head log with Evan’s No. 19 and the familiar “Laxgiving for Children I Need”.

The t-shirts also can be purchased through lacrosse players at the following college campuses: Oberlin College men, Villanova men & women, North Carolina men, St. Joseph’s men, Loyola men, Holy Cross men, Franklin & Marshall men, Bryant men, Drexel men, Cabrini men & woman, Delaware women, James Madison women, Univ of Penn men & Penn State men & women. The Malvern Prep and Penncrest high school programs are also selling the shirts.

Brady is happy to take pre-orders for larger amounts of t-shirts. Pickups can be arranged at the event or by contacting him at bill@evanfest.com.